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Old 04-28-2014, 07:18 PM   #1
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Bad weather - what do you do?

With the tornados of recent days, what do you do when there is really bad weather when you are full timing?
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:20 PM   #2
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Move out of the way as much as possible. When you live in a home with wheels that is an option. Follow the weather channel closely and move if necessary.
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Sometimes it is impossible to move out of the way as fronts can be hundreds of miles long. Best thing is to find a place near a storm shelter. Lived in OK for years and b/n OKC and TUL right in tornado alley and we had 2 hit us and a 3rd go across a valley in front of us, a 4th went across wheat fields in pitch dark with lightning popping all around and no rain. It went fast too.
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:40 PM   #4
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Had one go 1/4 mile south of us another 1/8 mile north. Listen to local weather reports and for sirens where available and know where shelter is located. Either your lucky or not.
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Old 04-29-2014, 06:37 AM   #5
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If we are in a CG, we grab our hand held CB with the emergency weather channel and head for the showers.
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We FT and have encountered storm issues numerous times (including Little Rock when the tornados passed thru Sunday) Now days, you almost always have plenty of advance warning- first, a day or two in advance that things are likely to rock and roll, then on the day of, as things develop.

So, first, we travel with a weather radio. We have the NOAA code site bookmarked on the computer, and the code phone number listed on our phone. We enter the county code in the radio as part of our setup when we get in during stormy times.

Second, we make sure to check where the shelter is. And finally, we pay attention to whats going on if the weather is getting wild.

Really not much different than in a stix and brix, other than your radio code changes as does your shelter location.
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Old 04-30-2014, 12:19 PM   #7
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Pick a different area to see during the spring. These are WELL KNOWN weather patterns. We tried the east/midwest one spring, never again. We do the west coast in the spring (mild storms) and save the midwest/east for summer and fall.

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Old 04-30-2014, 12:30 PM   #8
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We do like the previous poster -> try as much as possible to stay out of known bad weather patterns. We stay out of the Midwest during tornado season, out of FL during hurricane season and out of the mountains during winter. Our springs are usually spent in the SW where the biggest issue tends to be spring winds. We keep a watch on the wind (weatherbug app, local news etc.) and hunker down (I.e. Don't drive) when it's forecasted to be windy.

That said, we do cross bad weather despite our planning. Again, we keep a watch on the weather via our apps and hunker down when it's forecasted to be bad. Weather alert radios are another great tool to have on-board in your rig. Choose solid ground, keep away from the waterline (if near a lake), pullin the slides (if very windy) and have a backup plan to go seek shelter in a structure (if available).
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